(HOUSTON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, is pleased to announce the recent promotions of Mark Clegg, Jeremy Davis, Gordon Findlay, Alysia Goodnight, Selina Hinson, Jason Maxwell, Alejandro Palomo, David Steinbach, Jeff Stephenson and Richard Treglown in the firm’s Houston headquarters.
Mark Clegg has been promoted to Vice President – Corporate Communications and Public Relations. Since joining the firm in 2014 after a distinguished career in broadcast journalism, he has streamlined departmental practices and procedures, modernized media distribution and is a trusted resource to the firm’s owners, regions, senior management, properties and employees. His oversight of the firm’s ever-growing intranet and his contributions to many internal and external initiatives and events have enhanced the firm’s brand.
Jeremy Davis has been promoted to Vice President – Controller. Since joining the firm in 2001, he has contributed in accounting, financial reporting and analysis roles to multiple fund efforts. Davis also played a primary role in managing the HMS Income Fund successfully through its regulatory approval and launch. He oversees the consolidated profit center accounting, senior management and employee partner reporting for the REIT/Core Fund/BDC profit center. Davis graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, concurrently earning a Master in Professional Accounting and BBA.
Gordon Findlay has been promoted to Vice President – Controller. He joined Hines in 2006 and has played a critical role in the accounting and SEC reporting functions of Hines’ public REITs and was promoted to Senior Controller in 2012. He currently oversees SEC reporting and financial accounting teams for Hines REIT, Hines Global REIT and Hines Global REIT II. His leadership has been instrumental in building and managing the accounting organization responsible for navigating the highly regulated reporting environment for these public funds. Before joining Hines, Findlay received a BBA in Accounting from the University of Houston and spent six years as an auditor.
Alysia Goodnight has been promoted to Vice President – Worldwide Tax. She joined Hines as a Senior Tax Accountant in 2003, primarily focused on Hines REIT and Hines U.S. Core Office Fund. She led the development and implementation of tax strategies and structures for those two funds, as well as Hines Global REIT. She has also assumed the lead tax responsibility role for the HMS Income Fund and Hines Global REIT II. In addition to overseeing compliance with federal, state, and local income tax laws and regulations for all the funds listed above, she also manages the international structuring, modeling, and tax planning for international assets owned by Global REIT and Global REIT II. Goodnight received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Biology from Trinity University and a Master in Professional Accountancy from the University of Texas. She is also a Texas CPA.
Selina Hinson has been promoted to Vice President – Risk Management. She began her career at Hines upon graduation from the University of Texas and worked for four years in the Risk Management Department. She then spent 15 years with other companies as director of their respective risk/insurance departments, achieved the Associate in Risk Management designation, and returned to Hines 2.5 years ago. She is currently responsible for many aspects of the Hines risk management department, which cover all Hines insurance needs, including those of Urban Oaks Builders.
Jason Maxwell has been promoted to Vice President – Legal. Maxwell is the General Counsel for Hines Advisors LP, having started the legal function for the U.S. Core Fund, REIT and BDC group in June 2006, and serves as a primary liaison with outside counsel. He also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for HMS Income Fund and its related adviser. He oversees the corporate secretarial/governance functions for the boards for all four of the Hines-sponsored public entities, as well as the Core Fund. During his tenure with Hines, he has led the funds’ legal negotiations on the acquisition or disposition of over 125 assets located in the U.S., Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Germany, Brazil, Canada and Australia. He received his JD from Georgetown University, and his BBA in Finance from the University of Miami.
Alejandro Palomo has been promoted to Managing Director – Investment Management. Palomo joined Hines in 2012 as a Director for the HMS Income Fund and has played a critical role in portfolio construction and supporting the fund’s growth. He is primarily focused on portfolio oversight including portfolio allocation decisions, management of fund liquidity, investment valuations and fund forecasting assumptions, periodic reporting to the fund’s board of directors and supporting capital raising and investor relations activities. He currently serves as the primary relationship owner with the fund’s sub-adviser, relating to investment and valuation matters and serves on the HMS Investment Committee which evaluates and approves all investments made by the fund. He received his BBA and Master of Accountancy from the University of Texas at El Paso.
David Steinbach has been promoted to Senior Managing Director. He previously served as Managing Director for the U.S. Core Fund/REIT Group and he serves as a key member of the senior management team in evaluating and implementing various strategic efforts for the platform. As the Chief Investment Officer, he has specific responsibility for the overall investment strategy and global acquisitions for Hines Global REIT and Hines Global REIT II. He is also actively involved in supporting the Hines Securities retail capital-raising activities through meetings with broker-dealer personnel and financial advisors, as well as by working with the management team on private placement and other new product structure opportunities. Steinbach previously served in various acquisition, asset management and property management roles since joining Hines originally in 1999. He received his BBA and MBA from Texas A&M University.
Jeff Stephenson has been promoted to Managing Director – Strategic Accounts for Hines Securities. He joined Hines Securities in 2009 and his current responsibilities include leading a group that maintains relationships with over 100 broker dealers in the independent broker dealer channel. He is personally responsible for approximately 35 broker dealer firms, all of which are top 10 broker dealers selling Hines nontraded products and private placements. Since joining Hines, he has leveraged his relationships with key broker dealer executives to successfully build and maintain the selling groups for Hines Global REIT, HMS Income Fund, Hines Global REIT II, and the private placement program for one-off developments conducted by Hines Securities. Stephenson received his BA in economics from the University of Georgia and he holds FINRA Securities Licenses 7, 24 and 63.
Richard Treglown has been promoted to Vice President of Global IT Service Delivery. He joined the firm in 2007 and his successes include the migration from PeopleSoft to Workday, the upgrade of Hines’ global email system and, most recently, the global implementation of Hines’ enterprise Learning Management System. Treglown also leads the IT Vendor Relationship Management practice, which oversees the evaluation, selection and ongoing management of Hines’ technology vendors, to deliver quality, cost-effective technology solutions across the enterprise. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), the premier industry-recognized credential for project managers.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 192 cities in 20 countries. Hines has $93.2 billion of assets under management, including $47.9 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $45.3 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 105 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,180 properties, totaling over 379 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 483 properties, representing over 199 million square feet. With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum and all property types, and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most-respected real estate organizations in the world. Visit www.hines.com for more information.